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William Best
May 7, 1810 - Feb. 27, 1811
Currituck Co. Will Book 3, p. 2

In the name of God Amen. I William BEST sailor being weak in body but in perfect mind and memory and knowing that all men must die therefore I will and constitute, first I give my soul to God that gave it, after my decease, I desire that all my just debts should be paid as for my worldy goods I give as follows.

I give and bequeath to my Daughter Fanny all my land and tenements belonging thereunto and all my moveable property in doors and out, after the death of my Wife or widow to her and her heirs forever and if my Daughter Fanny should decease this life before she arrives to the age of twenty one or marries I give the whole of my estate to my Wife to dispose of as she should pleas, two boats and one gun to be sold at six months credit for the support of my Wife and child, this being my desire and now to conclude, I leave my beloved Wife and Thomas TILLITT my sole excutors of this my Last Will and testament disannulling all others and have hereunto set my hand and fixed my seal in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and ten, May 7th 1810
    /s/ William [his x mark] BEST sailor     seal

Signed sealed in the presence of us

    Samuel DOUGH
    Keziah [her x mark] DOUGH
    Burkett GARD     jurat

Examined and recorded (blank) day of (blank)

[Note: Probate date is from minutes of Currituck Co. Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions. Also in court minutes, the name of the executrix, presumably the wife of William BEST, is Anna BEST].

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